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Title What is college for? : the public purpose of higher education / edited by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann., Harry Lewis.

Imprint New York : Teachers College Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    378.73 WHA    Available
Description vii, 168 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction / Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Harry Lewis -- Renewing the civic mission of American higher education / Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Harry Lewis -- Science, enlightenment, and intellectual tensions in higher education / Douglas Taylor -- Liberated consumers and the liberal arts college / Elaine Tuttle Hansen -- The other 75%: college education beyond the elite / Paul Attewell, David E. Lavin -- Professional education: aligning knowledge, expertise, and public purpose / William M. Sullivan -- Graduate education: The nerve center of higher education / Catharine R. Stimpson.
Summary At a time when higher education attendance has never felt more mandatory for career success and economic growth, the distinguished contributors to this provocative collection ask readers to consider the civic mission of higher education as equally vital to the nation's well-being. Should higher education serve a greater public interest? In what ways should colleges and universities be asked to participate in public controversies? What should we expect institutions of higher education to contribute to the development of honesty and ethical judgment in the civic sphere? What should colleges do to foster greater intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation in their students and communities, and why is this important for all Americans? --Book Description.
Subject Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States
Added Author Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, 1945-
Lewis, Harry R.
ISBN 9780807752753 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807752754 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807752760 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807752762 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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